Grounds for an Iowa Premises Liability Claim
If you have been injured by unsafe conditions in a business or on an individual’s property, you could be eligible for compensation. The Iowa premises liability attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will help you make sound decisions about your legal rights. Call our offices at 877-327-2600.
In most states, visitors are divided into different groups depending on their relationships to property owners. Customers in a store or other business are known as business invitees, while private guests on an individual’s property are called licensees. As a general rule, invitees are entitled to a higher standard of care and safety than licensees.
However, recent changes in Iowa law mean that these distinctions may no longer be considered relevant in every case. Instead, the Iowa Supreme Court has held that all property owners owe a certain duty of care to guests, whether they are commercial or social visitors. The new standards for a premises liability claim in our state are:
- The defendant knew or should have known about a certain risk on his or her property, and:
- The defendant knew or should have known that the plaintiff would not know about this risk, or would not realize its dangers, or would not be able to protect himself or herself, and:
- The defendant failed to reasonably protect the plaintiff from this risk, which directly resulted in injuries to the plaintiff.
People should be able to assume a certain standard of safety when visiting any property. If the above circumstances may apply to your case, our Iowa premises liability lawyers can help you fight for fair compensation.
The Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strive for excellence in each case we take on. Contact us today at 877-327-2600 for the representation you deserve.